Exclusive: Found after 500 years, the wreck of Christopher Columbus’s flagship the Santa Maria

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Exclusive: Found after 500 years, the wreck of Christopher Columbus’s flagship the Santa Maria

Post  Sirop14 on Wed May 14, 2014 1:01 pm

Exclusive: Found after 500 years, the wreck of Christopher Columbus’s flagship the Santa Maria

We/I noted this news 13/5/14, the debate and available knowledge and information - Columbus was not the first discoverer of America. His Nagivator had sailed with those that had discovered South America - Brazil. We/I have covered and given references. These were the same l;ot who were trying to find and discover another passage to the East Via the Indian Ocean.

From Russia those who reached the North part of today's American continent

And others


More than five centuries after Christopher Columbus’s flagship, the Santa Maria, was wrecked in the Caribbean, archaeological investigators think they may have discovered the vessel’s long-lost remains – lying at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti. It’s likely to be one of the world’s most important underwater archaeological discoveries.

“All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship, the Santa Maria,” said the leader of a recent reconnaissance expedition to the site, one of America’s top underwater archaeological investigators, Barry Clifford.

“The Haitian government has been extremely helpful – and we now need to continue working with them to carry out a detailed archaeological excavation of the wreck,” he said.

So far, Mr Clifford’s team has carried out purely non-invasive survey work at the site – measuring and photographing it.

Tentatively identifying the wreck as the Santa Maria has been made possible by quite separate discoveries made by other archaeologists in 2003 suggesting the probable location of Columbus’ fort relatively nearby. Armed with this new information about the location of the fort, Clifford was able to use data in Christopher Columbus’ diary to work out where the wreck should be.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/exclusive-found-after-500-years-the-wreck-of-christopher-columbuss-flagship-the-santa-maria-9359330.html

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